Is Your Wardrobe Clean?

Closet purging and de-cluttering can be a life-long battle. But here are a few tips that can help you clean your wardrobe and arrange it more systematically. Here’s a secret: Getting rid of stuff feels good. Less is more, buy better. Just the idea of cleaning out your closet is probably enough to induce a mild panic attack. At this point, you probably couldn’t name half the clothes in your wardrobe if your life depended on it, let alone make outfits with all of them that you would actually want to go out in.

  1. Get rid of bugs

    You won’t see these insects, especially the larvae, because they love dark areas and flutter from light. With the exception of small holes in clothes, it can be difficult to even notice their existence. If you think you might have clothing moths/bugs, fill a sachet with lavender and place it wherever the bugs might be. Although this won’t kill the insects, it will protect your clothes.

  2. Prevent moulds

    Mould that grows inside wardrobes can be very problematic, and it can be tricky figuring out how best to clean it. After all, you’ll want to make sure all spores have been removed, whilst not causing any damage to the structure of your wardrobe. So how do you do it? The first step in stopping mould is removing any mould that is already present in your wardrobe. An alternative to using bleach on wooden surfaces is to use white vinegar.

 

  1. Air it out

     Once you have literally cleaned your wardrobe, let the dust settle. You’ve just stirred things up and even though you’ve wrangled up most of those renegade dust bunnies, there’s sure to be some particles floating around. Letting some fresh air in will handle the average stuffiness.

  2. Grill yourself over every item

    Ask yourself these questions: Do I love it? Is it flattering? Is it the image I want to project? If it’s a “yes” to all three, then it’s a keeper. Still not sure? Ask yourself: Which is more valuable? The item or the cleared space? To determine if something is a personal treasure, press yourself on whether this is the best item to help you remember a particular person or time. If not, then toss it. It’s not necessary to clutter your wardrobe.

  3. Getting Rid of It

    So now you have a few garbage bags of stuff ready to throw out. You can take your haul down to your local thrift store. Just donate the stuff you don’t need it. It’s always a good thing to do.

It is very essential to have a clean wardrobe, especially with spring round the corner. Soon, you would be exchanging your winter clothes with the summer clothes and you need to properly clean and organize your wardrobe, ensuring that it is not damp and is resistant to fungus, moisture and bugs. So, buckle up and just clean it, right!

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